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Old 06-29-2010, 11:46 AM
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:04 PM
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Hi, yes that's the comp ARF (Solo Prop ) which is ground adjustable adjustable pitch, hub has 12 bolts holding the blades and a single bolt holding to a special thrust washer attachment to the engine hub. props are graphite 34, adjusted to 34 x 14. which are made by carf

Doc have you had any issues with your gear not locking down when landing ???
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:35 AM
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Snobird:

Do you have at least 1/4" off over-lock in your gear? Refer to photo in post #678. That cured my problems with gear folding on landing.

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Old 06-30-2010, 12:11 PM
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thanks, didiwatt, i'll check it out...........
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:55 AM
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Ray,
I have had some issues with the the gear locking in the down position. It also seems that it is not the same on either of my gear. One retracts fully into the bay and locks well when down. the other will only lock down if I do not seat the wheel completely in the up position. I have for now decided to have the reliability of the gear locking and forgoes the esthetics of the gear fully retracted. I plan on discussing it next week with Daryl from Sierra retract when I am at Warbirds over Delaware to improve the situation. I think for the price I am reasonable to expect both locked and retracted fully, but it could be something I am not recognizing.

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Old 07-01-2010, 09:39 AM
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Thanks Doc, the name is dave by the way.. you might be thinking of my freind Ray labonte. I'll be interested in what Sierra has to say , we talked to him. he still stateing that the gear is scale and works fine !!!!!!!!!!!!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjjIKeVa_4U


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Old 07-01-2010, 02:54 PM
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Great post like the three camera angles...... BTW what was the cause of the wing departure.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:46 AM
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WOW! What happened to cause the crash in the second video? After looking several times, it looks like both wings unlocked from their set position. Both wings appear to suddenly fold upwards, resulting in the ripping apart of the plane. Perhaps the pilot hit the wing fold switch on the transmitter, or else the wings locking mechanism failed. What are your thoughts?
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:15 PM
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I don't think its clear from the video as to what happened? I looked and looked but there's not enough information on the vid.

Maybe it didn't even have folding wings? Maybe it was a structural failure? That's what it looks like from here.
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It appears that it (F4U) is in French markings .If you view the beginning of the video one can make out the French yellow invasion stripes, And I did not see that A/C in the photos of the F4U posted by Twinster 61.
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PS Bob are you going to attend WOD ? Make sure you shoot pixs
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:25 PM
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Uncle... yes Im going to WOD.. don't think I could miss it lol.. I'll try and take some decent pictures. Carl B. is going as well and he takes excellent pics.. I'll see if I can talk him in to taking some.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:33 PM
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Tell Dave,Dave Jr & Pete Malchione for me and see if you can get some shots of the F4Us in formation .there should be at least 4 or 5 in attendance
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:23 AM
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I'll do my best.. Dave will prolly be flying one of them.. I'll bug Pete lol
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:50 AM
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sorry the corsair is not composit arf.

http://www.aviotiger.com/actualite.php?menu=8&id=281


the camera is cam sports nano.

http://www.camsports.com/
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:42 PM
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Moki festo fitting to pump fuel:
I understand these are easy to break.

I just looked at mine and the festo 360 degree swivel is not present but a very stout piece of metal has replaced the festo fitting. Although it does appear that the 'connector' is still used. I'm guessing that only the early models have the festo fitting and an 'upgrade' was made.

Dave at WOD provided me the part numbers as he said motor parts are difficult to obtain:
I was told both parts are needed:

From Industrial specialties:
http://www.industrialspec.com/index.html

Metric swivel festo: (part # 6522-3-M5)
http://catalog.industrialspec.com/it...=prod&filter=0

mail metric connector: (part # 6512-3-M3)
http://catalog.industrialspec.com/it...=prod&filter=0
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:38 PM
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Nomenclature came in from Taylor made.

A voice was made that the decals will show.
I've been using decals for decades on my railroad stock and it seems to blend in very well using solvaset, etc.
We'll see how they look after clear coating.
Taylor made gives you a couple small (maybe 1/4 oz) of solvaset and decalset but I have a couple of larger bottles, 'on hand'.
The big problem is no directions are given on location of all that nomenclature!
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E mail Taylor made decals and tell him you need the locations for the nomenclature . Ralf should be able to provide you with the locations as he made them. I'm really disappointed[] in this order as I have used his decals in the past and he provided the locations on a Me 262 and F16.
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Yo Joe,
thanks for the tip.
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Sam, was great meeting you at WOD. It's a shame that it rained hard all day today (Saturday). Next time I'm out your way I'd like to pay you a visit!

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Bob,
email me when you're in Cinci.
Looks like I didn't miss anything by leaving Friday night: those weatherman were actually correct, for once!
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Sam yes they were right for once grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! lol... I'll get in touch with you when I'm comming out your way.
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Joe,
Taylormade emailed me and he said the locations instructions are on his web site.
His instructions for applying the decals are also on the web site.
I better read the instructions for applying the decals: just because I've been putting decals on for decades, doesn't mean these decals are made with the same materials and a new and better technique may be used!

http://www.tailormadedecals.com/inde...d=43&Itemid=34

http://www.tailormadedecals.com/inde...d=26&Itemid=34

(found out why the first set of decals didn't show up: they forgot to put the house number and street on the envelope)
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Moki bottom two cylinders not operating:

While at WOD, the bottom two cylinders were not operating (temp testing) on a Moki 215.
The high end needle was out at least a 1/16" higher than the low needle (probably 5 turns too many).
After setting the needle back to the 1.5 (or so), the lower two cylinders were firing.
I found it interesting that the two bottom cylinders wouldn't fire due to too high of a setting on the high needle.
I also found it interesting that the 215 has five engine mount bolts and my 250 only has three!
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Joe,
Taylormade emailed me and he said the locations instructions are on his web site.
His instructions for applying the decals are also on the web site.
I better read the instructions for applying the decals: just because I've been putting decals on for decades, doesn't mean these decals are made with the same materials and a new and better technique may be used!

http://www.tailormadedecals.com/inde...d=43&Itemid=34

http://www.tailormadedecals.com/inde...d=26&Itemid=34

(found out why the first set of decals didn't show up: they forgot to put the house number and street on the envelope)
Sam
I'm glad you worked it out , as from my previous dealings with Ralf have been great .He(Taylor) in my opinion have been nothing but a FIRST CLASS operation
Semper Fi
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